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The Honolulu Marathon is coming up on December 10th, and I have great news!! There’s still time to get involved! Here a few ways for you to get in on the action!
- RUN! There are 3 chances to run during the Honolulu Marathon weekend – The Kalakaua Merrie Mile is on December 9th in Waikiki. Participate in this one mile fun run and then head over for a fun beach party and concert! All ages welcome! The Start to Park 10k is on December 10th and has the same start time and location of the Honolulu Marathon. This is perfect for those who want to get a taste of the marathon course, but aren’t quite ready to run 26.2 miles. The Honolulu Marathon – Then there’s the main event on December 10th. It’s the fourth largest marathon in the United States and is commonly referred to as “26.2 miles in Paradise”. Who doesn’t want to run in PARADISE?! ***Fun Fact: Last year, there were over 33,000 entrants and over 14,000 of them were from Japan!
- Expo! The expo will be held on December 7th, 8th, and 9th at the Hawaii Convention Center and is free and open to anyone! You can register for any of the running events here at the expo, so it’s not too late to run any of the races! But if you aren’t up to running, then just enjoy roaming the expo and checking out all of the fun vendors! You may even score some samples and swag! You can also check out the vendor list and their booth locations here.
- Witness Greatness! After everyone has run the Kalakaua Merrie Mile, you can cheer on all of the elite runners! This is your chance to see Olympians from all over the world in action! Check out who all will be running in the Elite Field here, including the current marathon world record holder, Dennis Kimetto Also, be on the lookout for two-time Olympian, Nick Symmonds as he has announced that his final professional race will be this year’s Honolulu Marathon!
- Tracking! Even if you can’t make the event, you can still track your friends, family, or favorite racers! You can follow the live results and watchlist page or you can download the event app! Create a watchlist of all of the participants you are tracking and then see their progress as they cross each timing mat.
What do you think is the most interesting part of the Honolulu Marathon?! Will you be participating this year?
I’m off to review the next event!